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Odisha Is Being Deprived Of Its Rights Due To Vested Interests Of BJP Leaders: Naveen Patnaik


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18 April 2019

Himansu Mohapatra


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Dhenkanal/Angul: BJD supremo-cum-Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today came down heavily on his political bête noire alleging that Odisha is being denied its just demands and rights owing to the vested interests of the bigshots of the State BJP units.

Addressing the public meetings in Dhenkanal and Angul during his electioneering today, the regional satrap burst, “The big leaders of BJP come to Odisha only during the election to beg for votes. Ask them why coal royalty revision hasn’t been done till date? The claimed five minutes for the revision work is yet to be effected even after five years have elapsed. While the Centre is earning thousands of crores of rupees from the coal royalty, Dhenkanal and Angul are getting in return pollution and dust.”

“Are the big leaders of Odisha BJP committing illegal coal activities? MCL and NTPC are earning profits to a tune of thousands of crores of rupees. But, what are they doing for the development of the local areas? Are the BJP leaders supporting only their contractor friends? Isn’t it neglecting the Odia youths?”

Alleging that the displaced people aren’t getting justice, Naveen questioned, “Why are the Odia Union Ministers silent over these issues?”

“My dear brothers and sisters of Dhenkanal and Angul will give the befitting reply through their votes,” he appealed.     

Notably, BJD supremo and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today held his hectic election campaigns in the adjoining districts of Dhenkanal and Angul under Dhenkanal parliamentary constituency slated to go to the polls during the third phase of voting on April 23 in the State.

On the contrary, counter reaction of BJP was not available till the filing of this news.

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Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister, Odisha